I had met people who had heard of the Gospel but didn’t really know what it was: But when I met a young man in his twenties, in America, who had no idea what I was even talking about: I took note.
It is a terrible thing that someone could be a native to America and never hear the Gospel. To me, these people are victims and a testimony to the apathy and misguidance of American Christians: A sin that many will have to answer for.
However, as we all know, there are others in America who are aware of the Salvation offered by Yeshua, yet they still cognizantly reject Him.
There are various reasons for this. Some are unable to believe on Yeshua due to being severely persuaded by legitimate health conditions that influence their thinking. Some have very legitimate questions, concerns, or hesitations that have been born out of life’s experiences: And then there are others who are persuaded by demons, drugs, alcohol, and other influences. So there are many that are intelligent enough to believe on Yeshua but who are discouraged by a cocktail of influences that need to be dealt with.
For others it is different.
Even if they seem somewhat intelligent, evil spirits are still “stupid”.
Stupid: According to Dictionary.Com
- lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
- characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
- tediously dull, especially due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.
- annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
- in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.
To me, the characteristics outlined in points 1-5 apply to those who have the capability to embrace the Creator of the universe but calculatingly reject Him.
There are reasons that atheists were not allowed to run for public office in early America and that some states still have laws on the books prohibiting them from doing so.
These are pretty strong words. However, for the Remnant of God, there is no provision made for uncertainty. Still, having said that, just because these people and spirits are stupid in regards to where they place their allegiance, it does not mean that they are stupid in every area of life. In fact, it is entirely possible that they may be demonically charged to excel.
How can someone be demonically charged to excel? After all, isn’t Yahweh God the one who is the source of all knowledge and wisdom?
Yes, God is the source of all knowledge and wisdom: And when he created the satan, God imparted a high degree of knowledge and wisdom to him (Ez. 28:12). Remember, the satan is a created being just as you are a created being.
In Ez. 28:12 the word wisdom is translated from the Hebrew word chokmah (khok-maw’) which means “wisdom, skill in war, wisdom in administration, shrewdness, prudence in religious affairs, and wisdom in ethical and religious matters”.
Gen. 3:1 is a second witness to the satan’s capabilities as it expresses that he is “more subtle than any beast of the field”.
So while the devil’s minions (evil spirits, people who follow him, etc.) are not as equipped as the devil himself, it is important to remember that they do have a commander and chief that is exceptionally proficient at all things evil.
If you have been born again, to fear the satan is sin. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). You have been blessed with the Spirit of the Most High God and you were created to take dominion over evil.
Learning to overcome evil is a process
However, there is a tremendous amount to learn in order to accomplish your assignment. Many erroneously believe that just because Holy Spirit resides in them, they can automatically subdue all evil in a single bound; but that simply is not the case.
Consider being given a Boeing 747 airplane and thinking that you could fly it just because it was in your possession.
Praise God that He has provided you with what you need to overcome according to His perfect plans and purposes.
Yes, the satan is a master at inflicting pain, sickness, destruction, and death: But where sin abounds, grace abounds much more: You just need to learn how to activate it.
Immerse yourself in the things of God. Embrace the living Messiah and His Holy Spirit and study to show yourself approved, as a workman that need not be ashamed (2 Tim 2:15).
Today I encourage you to move forward in all things of Yahweh God, Yeshua the Messiah and Holy Spirit: Be an overcomer.
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